NFF Endorsed Kanu, Okocha, and Babangida as scouts and motivational figures for Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 campaign


Three Ex- Super Eagles players, Austin ‘Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Tijani Babangida have gotten new arrangements from the Nigeria Football Federation.

The NFF in a press explanation on Tuesday said the trio have been selected as scouts and inspirational figures for Nigeria’s battle at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations occurring in Egypt this late spring.

As indicated by the NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, the three legends will screen the exercises of the Super Eagles’ rivals prompting the finals in Egypt and report to Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr. They will likewise proceed with their task in Egypt amid the title.

“Okocha, Kanu and Babangida served Nigeria admirably as players and we trust they have the ability to exceed expectations in this specific task. They will likewise fill in as good examples for our young group in Egypt,” Mr Sanusi told on Tuesday.

Okocha was a key individual from the much– liked Golden Generation, which qualified Nigeria for her first FIFA World Cup finals, won the Africa Cup of Nations out of the blue on away soil and inspired in achieving the Round of 16 at Nigeria’s introduction in the World Cup in 1994. The group was named the second most engaging group of the finals behind bosses Brazil.

The ostentatious midfielder likewise captained the Super Eagles to the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations, where he was named Player of the Tournament. He played in three FIFA World Cup finals for Nigeria.

Kanu barely missed the cut for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, however captained the Nigeria U23 group to win Africa’s first Olympic football gold in Atlanta, USA, in 1996 and was an individual from the squad that completed as sprinters up in the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations. He additionally played in three FIFA World Cup finals for Nigeria.

Babangida was Nigeria’s substitute player at the 1994 FIFA World Cup yet highlighted at the 1998 finals in France where he scored Nigeria’s solitary objective in the Round of 16 thrashing to Denmark. He was additionally an individual from the squad that completed as sprinters up in the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations and is at present President of the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF) – the globally– perceived assemblage of Nigerian players.

The Super Eagles are in Group B nearby Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar at the 2019 AFCON.


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